The Grow and Tell Project will feature research and documentation, farm activities, digital productions, garden tours, and other public programs highlighting how littleGrasse Community Farm and other individuals and farms throughout New York’s North Country grow food that reflects and sustains community members’ food traditions.
A major component of this project is developing a living seed bank (prioritizing edible plants), including seed storage and a sustaining demonstration plot helping grow, show, and preserve seeds of significance to people throughout Northern New York. These could be seeds people have saved themselves or have gotten otherwise – or specifically meaningful seeds and varieties they know of and would like help tracking down and preserving – that are connected to personal, familial, community, or cultural traditions or heritage, whether that heritage is locally-based or brought to the region from elsewhere.
For the project, TAUNY is seeking to learn about and document meaningful seeds and varieties. Donated seeds are set to be grown in a demonstration garden plot at littleGrasse Community Farm, to help preserve these varieties and educate others about them and their importance.
Those willing to share information and/or meaningful seeds should contact TAUNY Folk to Table Director Camilla Ammirati at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 386-4289.
For more information on the Grow and Tell Project, visit TAUNY’s website.